April 18, 2019

Night in Tokyo

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By Trey Ratcliff From Stuck In Customs WEEKLY HIKES I’ve taken to doing three hikes a week in the mountains around Queenstown. I usually do 8-12 kilometers while listening to audiobooks or podcasts on a Bluetooth speaker. I don’t see a lot of other people on the hikes… maybe five or so. They always give […]

Cayman Islands funds specialist Barry McEwan joins Ogier as Counsel

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Experienced Cayman funds specialist Barry McEwan has joined Ogier’s Cayman Islands team as Counsel. Barry, whose practice spans all areas of corporate and commercial work with a focus on investment funds and private equity, is listed in Legal 500 as a ‘Next Generation Lawyer’ for Investment Funds. Having started his career at Magic Circle firm […]

Tokyo Tower

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Tokyo Tower Just After Dusk By Trey Ratcliffe From Stuck In Customs JAPAN HIGHLIGHT VIDEO My team and I recently visited four great cities in Japan as part of our ongoing 80 Stays around the World tour. Check out this short video with highlights from Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, and Okinawa at website below. DAILY PHOTO […]

Senior associate promotions at Ogier in Cayman Islands

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Ogier has promoted funds and corporate specialists Sophia Leavett and Praajakta Pargaonkar to senior associate in its Cayman team. Sophia specialises in funds and corporate transactions, providing advice to some of the firm’s largest investment manager clients. She is part of Ogier’s international tax cooperation and regulatory team, providing guidance on the impact of FATCA […]

Rain in Tokyo

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A cinematic rain in Tokyo From Stuck In Customs SPEAKING OF CINEMA… Don’t miss my new Movie Night Lightroom Presets! I think you’ll be really surprised how well they work! Here’s a little video about them. DAILY PHOTO – A CINEMATIC RAIN IN TOKYO Nothing beats a light rainstorm in Tokyo. Well, maybe except for […]

Ogier’s work on Ocean Rig restructuring recognised for third time

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Ogier’s work on the restructuring of Ocean Rig has been recognised with a third industry award at Global Restructuring Review’s annual awards in London last week (26th June). The restructuring took the award for ‘Innovation in cross-border insolvency and restructuring’ – the award was further high-profile recognition for Ogier’s innovation last month, following the firm’s […]

Ogier acts in Foxconn Industrial Internet Co Ltd IPO – China’s biggest IPO in year

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Ogier’s Hong Kong team have acted as counsel in connection with Foxconn Industrial Internet’s RMB 27 billion (US$ 4.3 billion) initial public offering (IPO) on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. Partner and Head of Corporate for Asia Nathan Powell and Senior Associate Carmen Leung provided Cayman Islands and BVI legal advice for the IPO, which is […]

Cayman Islands: Ogier recognised with two awards for Ocean Rig restructuring

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The restructuring of Ocean Rig – the Cayman Islands’ largest ever successful restructuring, in which Ogier acted for the joint provisional liquidators – has won two industry awards. The case has been named Energy Deal of the Year and Restructuring of the Year ($1B – $5B) by M&A Advisor, an achievement that was celebrated at […]

OGIER: Funds specialist Justin Savage promoted to partner in Ogier’s Cayman team

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Funds specialist Justin Savage has been promoted to partner in Ogier’s Cayman Investment Funds team. Justin, who joined Ogier in 2013, advises some of the firm’s largest investment fund clients on the full life-cycle of open-ended and closed-ended investment funds and private equity structures. He has also played a leading role in the firm’s cross-jurisdiction […]

Caribbean farmers and agriculture officers learn sustainable agricultural practices and technologies in Japan

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From Barbados & the OECS More than twenty agricultural practitioners across eleven Caribbean countries have concluded a two-week study tour to Japan. The study tour, supported by the United Nations Development Programme’s Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (UNDP J-CCCP), held a primary focus of transferring knowledge and applicable technologies from Japan to the Caribbean. During the […]